"Season 6 has a vast amount of big moments pulled from the comics," Kirkman revealed. "The two are very closely tied at this point."
"We have groups of people that have transformed at different rates with different ways of surviving, all in the same place," he added. "The people of Alexandria aren't quite as prepared for this world as Rick and his crew are. We also have Wolves, who are perhaps closer to Rick's group than they are to the people of Alexandria, but have a much more savage way of life."
Based on the Image Comics series of the same name and created by Kirkman, the sixth season of "The Walking Dead" is scheduled to debut with a 90-minute episode Oct. 11 on AMC.